State legislators returned to the Capitol January 9th at noon for the 2018 Alabama legislative session. The American Heart Association is counting on you to speak up for policies that help prevent and treat heart disease and stroke in our state.
New this year, we are urging legislators to support Telephone CPR legislation requiring all 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency medical conditions to be trained in the delivery of high-quality telephone CPR. That way, if you call 911 because your loved one is experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest, the dispatcher who answers your call will be able to identify the need for CPR and provide you with CPR instructions until paramedics arrive.
Stay tuned for future You're the Cure alerts with heart and stroke updates from the State Capitol! If you're not a You're the Cure advocate, we invite you to join today at yourethecure.org/join.